Watch out for retaliation after employee has complained about bias or harassment

Sure it’s frustrating when an employee gripes about general workplace problems. Don’t let that frustration spill over into retaliation. If the worker is making a good-faith complaint about alleged discrimination or harassment, he’s protected from retaliation.

Lift roadblocks to harassment reporting or prepare for a retaliation lawsuit, too

If you place obstacles in the way of reporting potential sexual harassment, expect trouble. Employees who have to jump through hoops to get their concerns addressed may sue.

Petty slights aren't grounds for a lawsuit

Some workers are thin-skinned and seem to think that little annoyances can add up to a discrimination or retaliation lawsuit. Fortunately, that’s not true.

Action and reaction: EEOC floats guidance on retaliation enforcement

Retaliation claims have risen dramatically in recent years, becoming the most frequently reported basis for discrimination claims.

Court losing patience with baseless lawsuits

Increasingly, courts have been tossing out cases early on when it’s clear the former employee isn’t sure exactly what she thinks the employer did, but just assumes it was some sort of discrimination.

Halting internal probe pending EEOC action isn't retaliation

Employees who simultaneously file an EEOC charge and an internal complaint usually can’t win a retaliation claim just because their internal complaint was put on hold pending the outcome of the EEOC claim.

Beware rewarding employees who testify on your behalf

Rewarding employee who testified on your behalf can lead to retaliation suit

Short-circuit desperate employee's lawsuit by tracking every step of disciplinary process

Tracking an employee's discipline process from beginning to end can can head of retaliation claim

OSHA sues demolition firm for whistleblower retaliation

Regional Environmental Demolition in Niagara Falls faces a federal lawsuit alleging retaliation against a worker who reported a workplace hazard.

Little slights, actions add up to retaliation

When an employee complains that a supervisor is behaving in a discriminatory way, employers must ensure there is no retaliation. Even small things can lead to a big problem.

Warn bosses: No retaliation against whistleblowers who report wrongdoing

Remind supervisors that retaliating against workers who report alleged criminal or other illegal activity may violate the California Labor Code.

Whistleblower? Not without whistleblowing

Energy workers are protected from retaliation for reporting safety problems if their workplace is covered by the federal Energy Reorganization Act.

Sometimes, employee gets 2 shots at lawsuit

An employee who had a state interference-with-contract claim dismissed—the court said he had been legitimately fired for insubordination—can still file a federal whistleblower retaliation lawsuit based on the same facts.

EEOC issues fresh guidance on anti-retaliation compliance

The EEOC has updated its enforcement guidance on retaliation for the first time since 1998.
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